Burial of KL654/R Flight Crew at Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery
18 October 2012
The eight man crew of RAF Liberator KL654/R were buried at
Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery on Thursday 18 October
almost 70 years after their death.
The B24 bomber disappeared on the night of 23 August 1945, only
days after the Japanese surrender. It was on a night flight,
dropping supplies for the civilian population and for resistance
The ceremony was attended by members of the family of the
crew. They were escorted by the Queens Colour Squadron. The
service began at 07.30 on the morning of the 18th and
was conducted by Rev Jonathan Beach of the R.A.F.
The eight crew of the Liberator were:
Flight Sergeant Jack Blakey
Flying Officer John Trevor Bromfield
Flying Officer William Kenneth Dovey
Flying Officer Edward Donald
Flight Sergeant William
Flight Sergeant Arthur Turner
Flight Sergeant Raymond Arthur Towell
Flight Lieutenant John Selwyn
The Order of Service for the ceremony can be found here.